by Yan Jie Lee
Amidst the multitude of blacks and silvers, the blue watch trend is rising from the ranks to secure its place in the ‘trendy watches’ category.
A chic alternative to more conservative hues, a blue watch offers an exciting pop of colour without compromising on versatility. From sapphire to cobalt, there is a perfect shade of deep blue watch for every lady.
Here are a few of our favourite blue watches for women.
Tag Heuer Carrera
Established in 1860, Tag Heuer traces its roots back to sporting events and automobile racing. Indeed, the original Tag Heuer Mikrograph was the first stopwatch used in the Olympic Games back in 1920. The Tag Heuer Carrera, its signature collection, was inspired by one of the most dangerous automobile races in history — the Carrera Panamericana, a 2,096-mile-long race spanning across Mexico.
In a re-imagination of the classic Tag Heuer Carrera, the Tag Heuer Carrera Quartz stands out from the crowd with its vivid midnight blue 39mm dial. Intricate rose gold luminescent indexes complement the deep blue hue of the dial, radiating an air of elegance and nobility. Featuring a Swiss-made quartz movement, this Tag Heuer Carrera also highlights the newest trapezoidal date window.
With its contemporary and feminine design, this deep blue watch is an exquisite accessory that is eye-catching but still appropriate for everyday wear.
Panerai Luminor Due
Boasting over 150 years of history, Panerai is famous for its distinctive designs and oversized watches. Its iconic models, Luminor and Radiomir, are named after the materials that give thr watches their luminescent properties.
Panerai’s take on the blue watches trend comes in the form of the Panerai Luminor Due – a 42mm timepiece featuring blue Arabic numbers set against an ivory dial and a teal blue leather strap. Made with hypoallergenic AISI 316L stainless steel, this unique blue watch is also ideal for women with sensitive skin. A versatile piece, the Panerai Luminor Due has a casual elegance that will complement any wardrobe.
An iconic brand, Cartier’s long list of achievements include the popularisation of wristwatches and the use of platinum in jewellery-making.
This chic Cartier Tank Americaine watch comes with a navy blue alligator-skin strap and blued-steel sword-shaped hands. At 34.8mm, the sleek and feminine watch is also equipped with a quartz movement. This chic blue watch is also water-resistant up to 30 metres. By playing on the geometry of lines and curves, this timepiece achieves a modern and fashionable look that is sure to bring out the elegance of its wearer.
Launched in 1992, Bell & Ross is a relatively young brand that was born out of a vision to produce functional and durable timepieces. With its four basic principles of legibility, functionality, precision and reliability, Bell & Ross successfully rose through the ranks.
Featuring a 38.5mm steel case, the Bell & Ross Racing Bird ladies’ watch is stylish and fun. The BR-CAL.302 automatic mechanical calibre powers this limited-edition model. Within a 38.55 satin-polished steel case, the Superluminova hour and minute hands promise maximum readability even in the dark. With its blue and orange strap, this vintage Bell & Ross timepiece offers a vibrant pop of colour that will certainly brighten up any lady’s day.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has diligently built upon its traditions while innovating to improve its classical designs. The Reverso, its most iconic model, was born out of a challenge to design a watch that could withstand polo matches.
Adorned with a dark blue leather strap, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto is unlike any other timepiece. What’s exciting about this blue watch is that it boasts two distinct faces. The silver-grey front dial features blued-steel hour and minute hands, achieving a classic and timeless look that is appropriate for a casual day out. In contrast, enclosed by a diamond-embedded case, the reverse black dial radiates an air of intrigue and poise. With the interchangeable watch faces, this timepiece can easily blend in at the workplace in the day and transform for a cocktail event later in the night.
The two-in-one design gives the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso a unique versatility that will certainly win the hearts of many ladies.
Hamilton American Classic
Having delved into watchmaking for railroad engineers, the U.S military and pilots, Hamilton certainly has an exciting history. It also has the honour of inventing the world’s first battery-operated watch in 1957. This was the first watch to never need winding.
The Hamilton American Classic is one of the more avant-garde and unique pieces among the sea of blue watches. The timepiece features vivid blue minute and hour markers that make for an interesting contrast against the white dial and Roman numerals. The distinctive stainless steel case, measuring 23.5mm x 27.4mm, further enhances the artistic design.
This blue watch is an imaginative timepiece that is perfect for those who are looking for a novel accessory.
Known for its fine jewellery and watches, Chopard’s luxurious and exquisite designs are recognised and well-loved around the world.
Unsurprisingly, the Chopard Happy Sport possesses a simple, understated elegance. The deep blue shade of its dial illuminates and draws attention to the five emblematic moving diamonds. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the petite and sporty 30mm blue watcgh is appropriate for every occasion.
As for the stylish men, we have also compiled exquisite deep blue watches for you. Read our feature here.